We want to introduce you to beauty and art through the discovery of five of Italy's most famous and attractive theatres: the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro La Scala in Milan. All of these theatres demonstrate how important music and art have alw...

Visiting Naples' historic centre means involving yourself in a history of more than two thousand years. It's one of the first European cities and, even today, it's possible to see, in the alleys of its historic centre, some remains that testify its immense historical stratification. This historic centre is one of the largest in Europe. It collects...

In the late '1970s, the great Italian songwriter Pino Daniele was able to interpret Naples several facets by singing one of his masterpieces, entitled "Napule è" (What Naples is). Naples is a city of ancient and fascinating history, but today it is a metropolitan city in all respects. These two worlds coexist in surprising harmony. The tourists who...

The unusual calm of Gran Caffè Gambrinus in Naples, a legendary cafe that has been emptied by coronavirus restrictions, belies the turmoil roiling Italy’s coffee community. The cafe is part of a clash between Neapolitan coffee culture and that of larger Italy, both of which are seeking international recognition for their contributions to world coff...

Italy offers first-class attractions for sea-lovers who can make spectacular journeys through the shapes and colors of the Mediterranean, tropical and exotic habitats reproduced to the smallest detail in Italian aquariums in order to discover everything there is to know about the underwater world. The Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria was designed by th...

Naples, “Napoli” in Italian, is only 142 miles from Rome and shares a fascinating history of its own. It was first settled by the Greeks and is among one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban regions in the world.  Its classic city center is the largest in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to the city's historical signifi...

Rome is holy, Turin is esoteric but Naples is the Italian city with the closest relationship with the Otherworld, in all its forms. It’s not because of what is there physically — although, we will see, there are some spots of considerable interest from that point of view, too — but rather because of its people’s attitude towards the spiritual and t...

Naples is putting the finishing touches to what has been hailed as the "most beautiful metro station in the world" by Luigi de Magistris, mayor of the southern Italian city. The futuristic Duomo subway station has been designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, the celebrated Roman architect who was behind the Nuvola congress centre in the capital. The metro...

Tuesday, April 6 - 7:00 pm Pacific Time. By Anita Sanseverino. Register here. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Anita is an award-winning photographer dedicated to the subject of Italy as well as a lecturer and scholar of Italian history and culture. More than 25 years ago, Sanseverino began by photographing New York City – from th...

Italian espresso coffee is worth about 5 billion euros. Manufacturing companies employ almost 10 thousand workers, and 3 billion cups are consumed every day. This Italian excellence is now a candidate for UNESCO heritage status. The Italian Minister of Agriculture, Stefano Patuanelli, has announced the presentation of the candidatures of the “Rite...